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Sunday, May 7, 2017


It is not often that anyone gets to impact the next generation through the creation of structures that will guide the development of great minds into the future. I am privileged to write about this high point in my career as the Professional Trainers Association of Kenya (PTAK) sign an agreement with the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) that will simultaneously raise and regulate the standards of training delivered in workplaces all over Kenya - thus energizing the regional workforce for new and greater levels of productivity and prosperity.

It has been a personal journey since 2007 to have the Association registered (2009). And now, in 2017, I am privileged see the day when we open up the Training Profession, as a career that has served me so well for more than two decades, to thousands of talented young individuals, entrepreneurs, employees and employers across Kenya and the region through the Certified Professional Trainer (CPT) qualification.

I want to personally thank my colleagues at PTAK who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make this new future a reality. And, express my deep gratitude to my far sighted professional colleagues at IHRM (Executive Director, Dorcas Wainaina- pictured) who have shown selfless and visionary leadership to ensure that the legacy of an empowered national human resource lives on and grows stronger beyond this generation. This is one of my proudest moments. 

Allan Bukusi
Chairman, Professional Trainers Association of Kenya.
May 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

No is not a reason to give up on a good thing!

Many of my prized accomplishments in life have been because I have been told NO enough times to find another way getting it done. Frustration has its place. It can be intimidating and depressing. But perhaps it is telling you something – to be more creative, adaptive or persuasive. If it be a good thing, it may just mean you need to find an alternative; take a longer and perhaps more challenging road to realize your objective. NO is never a good reason to give up on a good thing!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Gender Question

The gender question in cities has merged the roles of the sexes. Men and women do the same things. The social distance between the two has been shortened to the extent that a look, a handshake and a hug are equated to intimacy. The urban setting challenges the benefits of the natural diversity of men and women built in by the creator. Unfortunately, because men and women are equal and no different there can be no such thing as promiscuity.

Choose life

The moment you refuse to work with your hands is the moment you choose the life of a beggar.

Give me a man

Give me a man who works with his head and he may become a smart worker. Give me a man who works with his hands and I will teach him a trade. Give me a man who works with his heart and you can teach him anything!